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Learner Development Service

The Learner Development Service is part of Student Services, and can help you improve and develop your academic skills. Our role is to provide you with the tools to become a more effective learner, and to produce the best work you’re capable of.

We do this in several ways. Our Learning Development Advisers liaise with your programme tutors to provide support with particular aspects of your course (such as statistical analysis), usually in workshops held throughout the academic year. We can also work with you individually at our drop-in sessions, during individual appointments or you can contact us via email. We can help you with strategies for studying, specific assignments or just give you reassurance that you’re doing the right things!

The prospect of studying for a degree can seem particularly daunting for some students, and so we also run free summer programmes for anyone who would like to get a head start on the key skills you will need. The University Preparation Programme runs for two weeks before the start of term, and is designed for students who want to build their confidence and feel better prepared for starting Year 1, particularly those coming direct from high school. Visit the University Preparation Programme page for more details and to book a place.

The Abertay College Transition Programme runs the week before the start of term, and is designed for students who have studied at an FE College and are joining Year 2 or 3 of their degree (although it’s suitable if you’re entering any year!) It’s also useful for students returning to education after a break. Visit the Abertay College Transition Programme page for more details and to book a place.

If you have any questions or would like more information about how we can help you, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1382 308 051

Email: learnerdevelopment@abertay.ac.uk